IRVINE, Calif., July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Over 1500 members of Stanford Professionals in Real Estate (SPIRE) will honor the significant contributions of Stanford alumni Bob Lowe and Tad Taube at the 4th annual Stanford Real Estate Hall of Fame Banquets, October 29, 2014 at the California Club in Los Angeles and November 14, 2014 at Paul Brest Hall on the Stanford Campus. The gala dinners are an opportunity to honor these distinguished men.
Bob Lowe (MBA '64) is Founder, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Lowe Enterprises, a privately owned diversified national real estate company active in commercial, hospitality and residential property investment, development and management. Over the past 42 years, Lowe Enterprises has developed, acquired or managed more than $21 billion of real estate assets. Lowe is currently responsible for more than $5 billion of commercial, hospitality and residential assets nationwide. Through its hospitality management subsidiary, the firm oversees the management of more than 10,000 hotel rooms/units nationwide. Notable projects include: The Reserve, a 780-acre premier championship golf course and award winning community located in the cities of Indian Wells and Palm Desert, California, CityVista, a 1.3 million square foot, $221 million urban mixed-use complex in Washington, D.C., and the Terranea Resort, a stunning 582-room, 102-acre resort that spans the coastline atop the bluffs in Rancho Palos Verdes.
Bob has a dedication to philanthropy and community involvement. He is past Chairman of the Boards of Claremont McKenna College and the YMCA of Metropolitan Los Angeles, Chairman Emeritus of the Real Estate Round Table in Washington D.C., and has served on several Los Angeles and California government commissions. Bob's connection to Stanford runs in his family with his wife, Beth, sons and daughter-in-laws all receiving degrees from Stanford.
Tad Taube (BS '53, MS '57) is the Founder and Chairman of Woodmont Companies, a diversified real estate investment and management organization, and prominent Bay Area philanthropist. Since its founding in 1963, the Company has been involved in the acquisition, development, and management of income properties exceeding $5 billion in valuation. In the 1990's Taube expanded his interests to include some 5,700 acres of land development projects in Placer and San Benito Counties. Until its merger in 2013 into Cassidy/Turley, a national commercial real estate brokerage company, Woodmont's holdings also included BT Commercial, a regional brokerage firm with 350 agents and 10 offices spanning the San Francisco Bay Area.
Tad is equally identified with his philanthropic efforts in the Bay Area, becoming one of Bay Area's preeminent philanthropists through his presidency of the Koret Foundation and his creation of Taube Philanthropies. He has been recognized twice by The Forward newspaper as one of the 50 most influential Jewish Americans. His philanthropy touches the Stanford community as a founder and advisory board chair of the Taube Center for Jewish Studies, established in 1986.
He is a member of the Board of Overseers of the Hoover Institution and serves on its Executive Committee, and was founder and past chairman of the advisory board of the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR). In addition, Mr. Taube is past chair of the Stanford Athletic Board. His involvement in Stanford Athletics includes his family's principal gift to Stanford's Taube Family Tennis Stadium and his significant support of Stanford's new football stadium, built in 2006. A native of Krakow and Poland's honorary counsel in the Bay Area, Taube will receive his native land's Presidential Medal of Freedom in a ceremony this fall.
For more information contact Stephanie Wither, [email protected], or call (949) 207-7244.
SOURCE Stanford Professionals in Real Estate (SPIRE)